Chrome paint

Chrome effect

Chrome effect

Chrome effect paint, chrome-silver mirror effect paint

From the Research & Development Cromas’ laboratory was released the new version of chrome-silver effect paint with a high metallic look; you can obtain, through a back painting, a mirror effect painting on some supports such as glass and plexiglass.

The chrome effect paint can be layed on many supports using especially formulated primers and transparents.
Now you can paint supports with a real chrome effect of an excellent resistance.
The chrome effect is very realistic and leads to obtain suitable areas for a lot of resistance. The product is solvent based exclusively and it is applicable by airbrush only.
Through the use of colored stabilized transparents it is also possible to obtain surfaces with gold metallic effect, copper, nickel, bronze, etc

Crono is a chrome paint that allows you to have a very realistic chrome effect. It can be layed on with a simple cycle that allows to have excellent resistance to cleaning.
Unlike processes that require expensive equipment, cycles with silver nitrate and washing with distilled water that lead to results not repeatable and with detachment from painted surfaces, our product leads to reproducible painting without detachment from the surfaces. Drying can be done in the oven and at room-temperature, which is especially necessary to get chrome effect painting on wood and MDF.

For restorers, and for who have to paint details, such as metallic circles with chrome effect paint, we have studied a painting cycle more suitable to the bodywork. The cycle consists of a glossy primer, chrome paint SV095AD03 (specifically formulated) and a glossy transparent with high resistance

This cycle allows you to get a good chrome effect with high resistance.

The initial prerequisite is that the chrome plating, made through the galvanic baths, is the method to obtain surfaces with better metallescent and with the highest resistance; the metal is deposited electrolytically indeed. So we can not hide that many surfaces “sold” as chromed are actually the result of other treatments such as vacuum metallizations.
The chrome process allows you to lay down a thin layer of very pure metal perfectly adherent to the initial (metallic) surface. Disadvantages are costs, size limits (currently it is almost impossible to find someone who ready to realized not serial chrome plating of objects over 50 cm) and environmental problems (the bathrooms contain heavy metals, such as hexavalent chromium). Although the painting does not generate perfect results, a chrome plating is a very realistic but above all easy and adaptable solution. You can create a large number of surfaces: plastic, metal and wood, round, square, large, small, for indoor, for outdoor, etc. Not special equipment is required in addition to the compressor and the airbrush, so an applicator with cabin can obtain good results even without an oven.
The applications of patinas with base of silver salts bring to surprising results when you watch movies on web or pieces made from real. You will not, however, almost never get these results during a demonstration even on the supports ad-hoc prepared by the producer. In fact, the method is not repeatable, so you often get pieces yellow or brown and it is almost impossible to create large surfaces without stains; let alone the contact of the laminas to the surface: it is recommended never try to make the contact.

If you add a decisively expensive starting instrumentation, 6-8 steps required between the primer, washing with distilled water, salt solution, other washes, transparent, etc … you understand how this method exists only in theory. There is also a fourth industrial method to realize surfaces with chrome effect, the vacuum metallization. This is a great industrial way to realize small objects, with a good balance of strength and appearance that it is especially used in cosmetics (packaging of perfumes, lipsticks, nail polish, etc …).

Application on wood, iron, aluminum, brass, steel, bakelite and phenolic resins. The product is suitable for a great variety of supports and applications such as:

  • motorcycle helmets, bicycles and skis
  • furniture and wood panels, MDF and HDF (especially for legs and the edges)
  • displays
  • furniture handles
  • cars and car rims renovations
  • electronic instruments and lamps
  • etc…

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